The Restaurateur as Entertainer—ICE Alum Arnold Myint

From, by Institute of Culinary Education
The Restaurateur as Entertainer—ICE Alum Arnold Myint


Of all the career changes ICE students have made over the years, figure skater to chef might be the most unusual. That’s just what ICE Culinary Arts alum Arnold Myint did, building on his talent for showmanship to develop a nationally recognized culinary brand.

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Given his background in performing, it’s no surprise that Arnold always wanted to try his hand at food television. “I love competition—it’s why I was a figure skater—and being in front of an audience. I won several cooking competitions when I was a student at ICE, and I got addicted to that thrill. So when the opportunity to audition for Top Chef came up, I knew it was something I wanted to pursue.” In addition to appearing on Top Chef Season 7, Arnold most recently competed alongside fellow ICE alum Dom Tesoriero on Season 11 of Food Network Star.


Read on to learn more about Arnold's multi-faceted career.